Initial starting weight = 227
Starting in January = 217
January 23 = 205
January 30 = 204
February 6, Today = 204
I'm stuck. I've hit a plateau - for the last TWO weeks! My first Weigh In Wednesday post I was able to report a great loss that week, as I had lost 5 pounds that week during my Daniel Fast. I was at 205 that Wednesday. Then last week I had lost only 1 small pound, bringing me to 204. And guess what? For the past week I have only managed to shed one single pound. I know, I know - at least I was able to lose one pound and it's not a gain, and yes I'm happy about that. But I've been working really hard! And this is all I have to show for it recently.
I've been exercising like crazy lately. I mean really - this is kind of a miracle for me! Here's the rundown since last Wednesday's report, and the calories I burned doing them:
Wednesday - Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred (195 cals), "Malibooty" routine, & simple dumbbell reps
Thursday - Zumba (600 cals) & testing of Fab Ab February Day 1
Friday - no cardio, but Day 1 of Fab Ab February
Saturday - 3.5 mile trail hike (539 cals) & Day 2 of Fab Ab February
Sunday - 1.66 mile walk/run (250 cals) & Day 3 of Fab Ab February
Monday - 2.3 mile walk (268 cals) & I forgot my ab challenge...
Tuesday - 1 mile walk/run (137 cals) & Zumba (650 cals) & Day 4 of Fab Ab February
So obviously I'm not slacking off in the exercise department. I mean hello? Anyone who knows me even a little bit knows how much I've always detested running. But here I am trying it out lately, and I ran twice in just three days! That's a huge step for me. And you know what? I didn't detest it that much... I was actually surprised with and proud of myself for how much of those walk/runs I was able to actually run. And I was also surprised with how great I felt afterwards too! I just need to make sure I remember the 'after' feeling, so that I can find some inspiration for those days I'm not too motivated. But anyways, my exercise was pretty good the last week. Right?
|This was to prove to Kate yesterday that I did the Fab Ab challenge! We're trying to hold each other accountable.|
Now I admit, last week wasn't the best food-wise, but it was still pretty good. I had a few birthday meals and maybe some cake in there, but for the most part I did what I could to stick to healthy-eating. I stayed within my allotted calorie count on MyFitnessPal, and still drank tons of water. And even though I'm not actually on the Daniel Fast anymore, I still try to eat vegan or vegetarian when I can. So usually that means I'm still eating Daniel-Fast-appropriate food for breakfast, lunch & work snacks. Then dinner-time is when I throw in some meat or cheese.
Basically, I'm just not sure why I'm stuck here at 204...? But I'm determined to not give up! I will not be stuck at this Plateau for another week. I promise you that. Today I'm thinking I'll run a mile right after work, and then do the 30 Day Shred and Day 6 of Fab Ab February. And tomorrow will be zumba again. I'm just going to keep on truckin', and push past this stupid 204! I'm so close to ONE-derland, and I can't wait to get there. I'm so excited to see a ONE as the first number of my weight again. Bring it on baby! Let's do this.
Feel free to share exercise tips, routines or ideas with me below! I also want to hear some yummy and healthy food ideas! I am always looking for new things to try, so I would love to hear something you've tried yourself and love!